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Firestone Walker Rufus with Brett

Firestone Walker Rufus with Brett
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 4.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
w/ B. Lambicus: Aged 5 years in Bourbon Barrels. Funky and Boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Had on draft at Barrelworks. Port, wine like, grapes, woody, vanilla, bourbon, warming, hot, caramel, coconut, dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
(Draught) clear deep amber, viscous body. Nose of huge huge bourbon barrel, very rich and nutty, alcohol, sap, Brett is there but hard to find. Taste of nougat, vanilla, brandy, bourbon, alcoholic, rich, decadent, layer uponayer of complexity. An amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ Barrelworks. Murky caramel pour with a ring of white foam. Aroma is huge bourbon with vanilla and coconut over denser sweet malt and raisin with a tart spike on the finish. Taste is semi-hot bourbon with vanilla and a pleasant funk from the brett. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Really good and unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Tap. Pours cloudy chestnut, tiny head, no lacing. Beautiful aroma with port, chocolate, bourbon, dried fruits. Flavor is the same, lovely, complex. Medium body, no carbonation, light warming. Perhaps a touch of funk as it warms, but really not obvious at all. My wife loved this one, and even snuck back in to the barrelworks to have another sample.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Thanks to FW brewmaster Jeff for bringing this. A real treat! Smells like a bourbon soaked, fresh baked caramel, chocolate chip cookie. The brett shows up just a bit in the taste- sort of "bites" the tongue. More sweet, sticky bourbon, loads of vanilla, oak, tobacco. Insanely complex, yet very smooth. Great, great brew. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft. Dark brown and hazy. Huge boozy nose. Taste is sweet, boozy, with a slight yeast taste. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Murky dark amber pour with an off-white head. Really an interesting nose. Dominated by the bourbon, vanilla, and wood aromas. Tons of dark fruit such as dates, raisins, and plums. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and alcohol. The flavor is a little on the hot side, but excellent otherwise. Great bourbon, vanilla, maple, caramel, and brown sugar. Hints of chocolate, huge dark fruit character, light tartness, and alcohol warmth on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
On tap at Barrel Works (many pours of this beer). Pours with a hazy deep brown hued body with amber highlights and a small tan head. Aromas are huge and epic. Nutty, peanut butter, massive bourbon, toasted oak, richly layered caramel, nutty, vanillin, toasted, mild spice, light funk. Insanely complex! Flavors are deep and rich, nutty fudge, mellow alcohol, light funk, majhool dates, rich chocolate, deep and layered bourbon. Well hidden alcohol, maple. Insanely complex. Medium carbonation, good tannin balance for the body, somewhat warming. Pretty incredible, one of the best beers I’ve had in the last couple of years!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2873) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Wow. This little 2 oz pour is pretty unassuming. Nose is bourbon and a little funky. Fairly clear brown pour with a very slight white head. Taste... Wow - sweet, a touch tart and slightly funky followed by an intense bourbon explosion - amazingly everything plays well together, but I suppose that's what 5 years in a barrel can accomplish! Fantastic.

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